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"The pluralistic form takes for me a stronger hold on reality than any other philosophy I know of, being essentially a social philosophy, a philosophy of 'co'"-William James
I remember when I was younger, one of the most common
questions was, “How am I suppose to be happy?” Children would get frustrated
with their parents and parents would be frustrated with their children. The
question had no age limit on it though. Most people believe that question comes
from younger ungrateful children, but I heard plenty of adults who wanted
answer too. This is the season for miracles and happiness yet many people seem
to still be unhappy by always wanting more or not wanting what they have. This
is why I like David Hume’s quote stating, “He who is flexible enough to adapt
to any circumstances is truly happy.” It basically means no matter how many
lemons life hands you; you will always find a way to make lemonade. The other
quote that relates well to this is, “Tendency to joy and hope is true
happiness; tendency to fear and melancholy is a real unhappiness.” The tendency
to always what to see the glass half full instead of the glass half empty will
lead to a happier life than those who never see the top half of the glass and
only focus on the bottom. If a person has this tendency, it will make them
flexible enough to adapt and create happiness in any situation. This is the best of the year to practice being
happy and maybe it will help influence others around you to be happier too.
Happiness is not about good things always happening to you, but finding the
good in everything that happens to you.